Bagdad Cemetery, Janet Kuypers’ poetry in the 2016 Poetry Bomb 4/24/16

Bagdad Cemetery, Janet Kuypers’ poetry in the 2016 Poetry Bomb 4/24/16

Located at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander Texas (since Janet Kuypers moved from Chicago Illinois since the past Poetry Bomb) Janet Kuypers read poetry with two different themes (because of two different weather patterns), because the annual Poetry Bomb is an effort to get poetry out in public — too often writers read their work at poetry open mics and features, but things poetic can be seen everywhere in the world… This is why in this repeating annual venture, poets go out somewhere where people usually don’ read poetry, to perform it for people that are otherwise going about other business).

After making the decision to read poetry at a place where some of the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed (and yes, people did come the cemetery while she was there), Janet Kuypers read two sets of different styles of poems (in honor of the weather change during the 2016 Poetry Bomb). In the first part of the readings (while the weather was still sunny), she read only a few pieces relating to death, but then switched it up to shorter more novel pieces of never-before-read poetry. In the second (longer) set of readings (once the weather turned overcast, how fitting for hanging out at a cemetery), she read mostly never-before-read poems about her mother’s death, and ended the longer set with a poem or two she wrote just after she was almost killed.

After the reading (because no one knew with the weather how much poetry could be performed), Kuypers also released (via Scars Publications, as a supplement release to cc&d magazine) a chapbook of an online PDF file of the poems she performed (in the order of their performance) the day of the event of the 2016 Poetry Bomb at Bagdad Cemetery (available as a free download any time).
 

Writings included in this show (in the order performed):
Dreams 1/28/07 (Seeing mom)
There Are Too Many Poems About You, David
Why Am I Infected
Koi Ponds and Concrete
Golfing with George Eastman
Suing NASA For Comet Play
Jog Hurt
on a bike
untitled 6/11/15
Superficial
The Sky Is Always Blue
hard of hearing
probably not
Saving Myself
a Happy Ending to Everything
I’ll Push the Cart
My Memorials to You
Rings like Gravestones
This is What you Leave Me
We’re Trying
Letting Time Tick By
Ingrained in Your Head
Wanting to Touch a Corpse
More Painful to Experience
Mother’s Day Flowers Forever
It’s Just Not Right
Janet Spinoto, Mother of 3
No Place
Princess Diana, One Year Later<
Driving Car Into Ditch
Take It All Away
Think About It Much
existence

“Visionaries Behind the Stars,” Janet Kuypers’ Chicago 9/12/14 Poetry “Love Letter” Periodic Table of Poetry feature

“Visionaries Behind the Stars,” Janet Kuypers’ Chicago 9/12/14 Poetry “Love Letter” Periodic Table of Poetry feature

In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of Periodic Table of Poetry poem readings (in her effort to write a poem for every element in the Periodic Table, to later become a book), Janet Kuypers was the feature at “Poetry ‘Love Letter’” in Chicago on September 12th 2014 (9/12/14) with “Visionaries Behind the Stars”.

the 9/12/14 Visionaries Behind the Stars Janet Kuypers chapbook
Download this poem in the free PDF file
Visionaries Behind the Stars chapbook,
w/ Periodic Table of Poetry poems.

 

Writings included in this show:
Seaborgium
Meitnerium
Berkelium
Hassium
Dubnium

Partial Nudity book release & interview 9/27/14 on Chicago’s WZRD 88.3FM radio

Partial Nudity book release & interview 9/27/14 on  Chicago’s WZRD 88.3FM radio

WZRD Radio (88.3 FM), with a D.J. Cathleen Schandelmeier-Bartels, had a lengthy interview with Janet Kuypers 9/27/14, where she talked about the inspiration for the release of her new poetry book set, for both “Partial Nudity” and “Revealed” (two large volumes that were also broken down into smaller editions of books, including “100 Haikus”, “Give me the News” (of news poems and newsworthy poems), “Let me See you Stripped”, “Twitterati” (of twitter-length poems, “Part of my Pain”, “Rape, Sexism, Life & Death” (poetry on both sexism and almost losing your life, with Slovak translations of some poems), “Say Nothing”, and “when you Dream tonight” (of poems about dreams, including some classic dream poetry). During this interview, she also read never-before-performed haiku poems from her 2014 release of “Partial Nudity” (and most of the haiku poems were also in the mini book “100 Haikus”).

the 9/27/12 6 Second Poems chapbook

Writings included in this show (in the order performed):

Arsenic and Syphilis
civil
mirror
instead
need
Eight People Outside
floor
of his thirst
hold
fought
strike
console
relegated
extinct
My New Grocery List
Couldn’t
ruminating
barbed
gone
out there
knife
pet
kindness
found
pleading
only
humans
stagger
addiction
At the Camp
Suicide (heat) Poem
sting

Janet Kuypers’ “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace” Chicago Periodic Table poetry show 10/8/14

Janet Kuypers’ “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace” Chicago Periodic Table poetry show 10/8/14

    In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of Periodic Table of Poetry poem readings (in her effort to write a poem for every element in the Periodic Table, to later become a book), Janet Kuypers was the feature at Cup & Spoon, for Chicago Calling in Chicago on October 8th 2014 (10/8/14) with “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace”. This show combined her poetry with the music from the HA!Man of South Africa (with a sample of his “entering the ruines” from his 2011 hotel music) in a part of the “Chicago Calling” series . There was also a free PDF file chapbook for this show (titled “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace”, of writings from the Periodic Table portion of the show).

Writings included in this show
(in the order performed):
Manganese
Ununseptium
Rhenium
Diburnium
Bohrium
G Block